Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »



Saudi Arabia steps into a new era with VAT

:: It is hoped that the levying of a value-added tax (VAT) from Monday will power the Kingdom’s march toward progress and prosperity. The tax is imposed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE within the framework of a unified agreement

GCC-EU talks focus on combating terrorism

Michele Alliot-Marie

:: Officials from the EU and the GCC on Monday discussed ways to boost economic and political cooperation between the two groups in all fields, including regional and international efforts for security development and combating terrorism. The meeting was held

Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

:: The joint Gulf sea exercises (Gulf of Peace 6), which were carried out off the Eastern Province in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, concluded on Wednesday with the participation of the Saudi Border Guards, Bahraini and Kuwaiti Coast

Gulf Cooperation Council expresses support for US air strikes on Syria

The Gulf Cooperation Council has expressed its support of the US air strikes on military targets in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town that killed scores of civilians. The council’s secretary general of

GCC working on joint missile defense: Bahrain

Gulf Arab states are cooperating on regional missile defense and hope to announce the results soon, a Bahraini officer said on Wednesday, suggesting progress in long-stalled efforts to create a cross-border approach to counter Iran’s growing missile capabilities. U.S. and

Gulf Arab states to hold extraordinary meeting on Iran

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of Gulf Arab states announced on Tuesday it will hold an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh on Saturday to discuss tensions with Iran after attacks on Saudi missions there. Saudi-Iranian tensions threaten to derail efforts to

GCC Summit’s preparatory session begins in Riyadh

Riyadh is adorned to host the 36th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, which will discuss ways and means to fight the menace of terrorism, and brainstorm on other key regional issues including conflicts in Syria and Yemen. The 36th session

Yemen to request joining GCC after restoring stability

Yemeni Minister of Planning Mohammed Maytami said Yemen will apply to join the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after security is restored in the country. In an interview with Al-Arabiya, the minister said Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansur Hadi will submit an

Obesity and diabetes: Gulf states warned of a growing epidemic

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries must focus more attention on tackling rising levels of diabetes and obesity among their citizens. This was one of the major recommendations from participants at the International Conference on Diabetes, which ended on Thursday in

Kingdom to chair GCC tourism development group

Prince Sultan bin Salman.

The second Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tourism ministers’ meeting, which concluded recently in Doha, elected the Kingdom to chair the working group charged with preparing a common vision and strategy for the development and promotion of tourism in member states.

‘Schengen-style’ GCC visa likely by mid-2016

GCC logo with flags

A unified visa for the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) may be available from the middle of next year, said GCC officials here. The GCC General Secretariat is working on the ambitious proposal to introduce the

Doha meeting tackles GCC tourism strategy

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman is leading the Kingdom at the 2nd edition of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tourism ministers meeting in Doha, Qatar, to discuss a common tourism strategy and tourism

GCC seeks joint anti-terror system

Justice ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have recommended the formation of a joint system to fight terrorism, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Winding up their 27th meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, the ministers formulated a draft proposal

GCC officials to discuss key issues before UN meet

Key regional issues, with special reference to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, will top the agenda of talks between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers in the Saudi capital on Tuesday. “The meeting will review key regional

Sultan Qaboos back in Oman after ‘successful’ treatment: TV

Sultan Qaboos of Oman returned home on Monday after spending more than eight months in Germany for medical treatment that was completely successful, state television reported. Qaboos returned after “having completed medical treatment in Germany, whose results were crowned as

Yemen asks GCC for military action against Houthis

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has asked the GCC to intervene militarily against the Houthi rebels, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told Al Arabiya Channel’s sister station Al Hadath on Monday. In the interview, Yassin warned that the ongoing conflict

GCC slams ‘heinous’ killings of Egyptian Copts by ISIS

The Gulf Cooperation Council on Monday condemned as a “heinous” crime the recent killing of a group of Egyptian Copts at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Saudi Press Agency reported. “[GCC Secretary-General] Dr.

Doha-based Qardawi rejects UAE blacklisting

The International Union of Muslim Scholars and its chairman, Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi, expressed “astonishment” on Monday at being designated a terrorist body by the United Arab Emirates. On Saturday, the UAE government formally endorsed of the designation of

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